Surface designed cloth from
Earthues' Advanced Surface
Design Techniques class
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Calendar of Classes and Events

Fall-Winter 2010
Classes in Natural Dyes and Textile Arts

All classes are held at our fully equipped studio on historic Ballard Ave in Seattle.  Joining me in teaching will be
Kathy Hattori and Susan Dirk; all are knowledgeable, creative teachers, artists and colorists.  We are especially
pleased to sponsor classes in partnership with The Big Wooly and The Weaving Works, offering you some of the
best learning experiences around.  

Don't miss our popular Summer Children's Fiber Camps led by Susan Dirk and Kathy Hattori.  We plan a number
of activities based on felting, stitching, knitting and natural dyeing.  Children receive personalized attention and
instruction and spend the entire day in hands-on activities. Fiber days are held from 9 to 4, and include an
afternoon snack.  Our summer schedule will be online soon.

To register for classes: please call us at 206-789-1065.  We will send you a confirmation of your registration.  All
class participants enjoy a 20% discount on any merchandise purchases made during their class time, including
books, dyes and supplies.

September 2010

September 28-30, 2010  
Plant Dyes
Taught by Michele Wipplinger

Held at Pacific NorthWest Art School
15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA USA 98239
Contact them for more information at 360 678 3396 or
Plant based dyes bring a fresh palette to contemporary textile arts. The dyes to be explored in this workshop include yellows (Osage,
fustic and weld); a brilliant range of reds from coveted colors such as cochineal, lac and madder; purples and greys from logwood
as well as walnut and cutch for rich tonal browns. During the workshop many techniques will be explored including brushwork,
silk screening and printing with special antique wood blocks, as well as natural discharge printing and painting using both
thickened and watery techniques. Indigo will be introduced for overdyeing textiles which have been resisted with simple stitching
and clamp & fold techniques. The final step will include the application of pure metallics including silver, gold and copper leaf
and a range of metallic Setacolor pigments. Participants will be working with a selection of special hand woven silk and cotton
gauze scarves, as well as shawls from Africa, India, SE Asia, and linen from Eastern Europe.


Indigo dyeing demonstration at the Burke Museum Weaving Exhibit Opening Day
Saturday October 2 from 10-4.
Join Kathy Hattori at the opening of  the Burke Museum’s new exhibit Weaving Heritage and watch as
she transforms ordinary yarn into a range of blues using a natural indigo vat.  Exhibit tours and other
activities throughout the day.  For a exhibit description and schedule of events visit


Earthues Holiday Open House and Make it, Take it Gift Extravaganza
December 10, 11, 12

  • Friday December 10 from 5-9
  • Saturday December 11 from 1PM to 9PM
  • Sunday December 12 from 12PM to 5PM

SAVE THE DATE for Our Second Annual "Make it and Take it" craft workshop.  Spend an hour or
two making unique gifts at our fully equipped studio and enjoy refreshments while you get creative.  
The cost is nominal: $20 per craft and you get to take away a beautiful handcrafted item.   If you
would rather shop, we'll have the gallery stocked with all sorts of holiday gifts and treasures.

From the top left:  upcycled cupcake pincushions, spa soap and scrubber, indigo-dyed silk scarves and linen cocktail
Earthues, A Natural Color
5129 Ballard Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Telephone - 206-789-1065
Fax: 206-783-9676